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Yamaha CR-2040

AM/FM Stereo Receiver (1979-81)

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Yamaha CR-2040


The CR-2040 has accurately matched performance specifications and controls which give an overall performance which fully measures up with Yamaha's high tuner, pre and power amplifier standards.

The basic concept behind the design of the audio section includes an extremely high output power rating at which both noise and distortion are extremely low.

A very wide dynamic range is achieved.

Using direct assessment of differential gain enables the tuner to combine high-sensitivity with razor sharp tuning selectivity and ultra-low distortion in the tuner section.


Tuning range: FM, MW

Power output: 120 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.02%

Damping factor: 40

Input sensitivity: 0.1mV (MC), 2.5mV (MM), 120mV (line)

Signal to noise ratio: 86dB (MC), 95dB (MM), 100dB (line)

Output: 120mV (line)

Semiconductors: 14 x IC, 4 x FET, 102 x transistors, 31 x diodes, 9 x zener diodes

Dimensions: 580 x 167 x 407mm

Weight: 20.4kg


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Reviewed Apr 06th, 2017 by mjb1959

I bought this receiver in 1979, and still own it today, it sits idle now in storage awaiting a full restoration, but it is still working, it is an excellent piece of audio history, and is built with exceptional quality, so this era of Yamaha stands the test of time for the most part.

Only some LED's have gone out and one of the amp meters quit functioning, but were are talking a nearly 40 year old, heavily used receiver.



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